A Look Back at 10 Years of Trekking through Smiles

This year is a BIG milestone for the Trek for Tourette, Canada's only national fundraiser for TS, and the largest collective TS-related event in the world: It's the event's 10th anniversary!

As we look back on 10 years of Trekking in Toronto and Mississauga (well, nine years if we're being technical since we can't look back on this year's Trek yet, can we) we see a history of families meeting each other, making friends, feeling proud, taking comfort, growing as a community, standing up, getting media coverage, and supporting local and national programs and services for people affected by TS and associated conditions.

It brings a smile to your face to think about what we've accomplished. In celebration, here are photos of smiling trekkers and links to photo albums going all the way back to 2009. Can you find yourself? See anyone you recognize? Have a look, and don't forget to register to Trek this year by clicking here! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 25th! Details here.


See the photo album here.


Q&A with a Young Trekker Ready for the Trek for Tourette

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In the above photo, the Kaplun brothers (Sam on the left, Jonah on the right) hang out at the 2017 Trek for Tourette in Toronto. We got to hear Jonah's answers to questions about the Trek, which is happening for the 10th time this year on Sunday, March 25th. Details here.

When did you first Trek?

Jonah: Last year was the first time I volunteered for the Trek for Tourette. I wasn't well enough to walk but I volunteered to help out.

What's your favourite memory about participating in the Trek for Tourette?

Jonah: My favourite memory is selling my brother Sam's book of poems to the people who showed up at the Trek.

Why do you think it's important to Trek for Tourette?

Jonah: It's important because if we don't fundraise for the disorder, no one will know about it and no one will care about it, and then no one will be there to help us.

What would you like to say to people wondering if they should join the Trek?

Jonah: I'd say. I think you should Trek because people with Tourette need your help and it is a very easy thing to do. When you are done you can feel very proud of yourself.

Thanks to Jonah Kaplun for taking the time to share his thoughts about the Trek for Tourette. We all hope to see you on the 25th!